Nursing Program:

All applicants must be admitted to the college before applying.

Please note that the Normandale Community College Nursing Program is not PSEO eligible.

A separate Nursing program application must be submitted to be considered for acceptance into the Normandale nursing program. You must print it out, then submit it by mailing it to Betty Blazer or submit the application in person to the Health Science Enrollment Manager located in the Activities Center, Room A2540.

Nursing applications are due February 1 for fall semester admittance, and June 1 for spring semester admittance.

Review the application form carefully, as only complete applications will be processed.

Applying to Normandale Community College

To apply to the college, click here.

Students wishing to petition an exemption of admission requirements must do so prior to the application deadline date of February 1 for a fall semester start or June 1 for a spring semester start.

New students are encouraged to attend a college information session; current students should see a counselor. Both can call 952-358-8261 for appointments.

Nursing Application Steps

Step 1

Review the following requirements before applying to the Normandale Nursing program:

Application to Normandale's MANE nursing program will be accepted December 1st to February 1st of 2014 for a fall semester 2014 start. The next application date will be June 1st of 2014 for the spring 2015 start. We no longer will have an October application deadline.

The following criteria are required for application to a MANE collaborating college or university:

1) . General admission to a MANE collaborating college or university.

2). A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan.

  1. Official transcripts will be used to calculate GPA.

  2. The most recent course grade will be used for the GPA calculation, whether it is higher or lower than previous grades.

3). Each course of the MANE curriculum plan must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.

4). Full acceptance to the MANE collaborating college and university is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the MANE curriculum plan, maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, including criteria in numbers 2 and 3 above.

5). All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application deadlines.

The best score achieved may be used. Dates will be posted on the nursing webpage and on the TEAS website.

TEAS registration and payment are done electronically on the TEAS site and you will take the exam at Normandale's campus C1115. Other MANE campuses will have exam dates available as well and you're welcome to take them at another campus.

If you take the exam at a Non-MANE institution it is your responsibility to get an official copy of your test score results to Betty Blazer, Health Sciences Enrollment Manager.

6). Advanced standing applicants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States during their entire time in the nursing program.

7). Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if (1) English is not their native language; and (2) the applicants have lived in the US fewer than 8 years at the time of application to the program. Applicants are exempt from taking an English proficiency exam if their native language is English or they have been in the US, as a non-native English speaker, for more than 8 years.

Minimum scores in the following exams are required to demonstrate English language proficiency:

Test Minimum Satisfactory Score
TOEFL iBT 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26
IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules
MELAB Standard set by NCSBN
Pearson Test of English Academic Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores
  • Click here to view
    Setting an English Language Proficiency Passing Standard for Entry-Level Nursing Practice Using the Pearson Test of English Academic
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    A Minimum English Proficiency Standard for The Test of English as a Foreign Language™ Internet-Based Test (TOEFL®iBT).

Step 2

Download, fill out and submit the Normandale Nursing program application form

When the program admission requirements are met, the nursing program application form may be completed and submitted to the Health Sciences Enrollment Manager.

The completed application needs to be mailed to:

Betty Blazer
Health Sciences Enrollment Manager
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South, A2540
Bloomington, MN 55431

Admissions policies are subject to change.

Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time an application is received by the Health Science Division.

It is the responsibility of the student to keep up-to-date on any changes which may affect their qualifications for acceptance.

Step 3

Know your application form deadlines

Nursing Program

Application to the nursing program must be submitted on or before June 1, for a spring semester start and February 1, for a fall start. All transcripts must be on file prior to this date.

Application Notification

For the Nursing Program -

Applicants will be notified in writing in late April for a fall start and late July for a spring start. Accepted candidates will receive instructions on actions required to finalize acceptance.

Students who were not admitted must reapply to the nursing program.

It is the responsibility of the student to keep up-to-date on any changes which may affect their qualifications for acceptance.